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caramelitas

Caramel and chocolate!!  What can go wrong?  Nothing.   This is a quick easy and delicious combination of caramel, chocolate and of course . . . healthy oats.  I won’t mention the cream and butter if you don’t.  Since I have discovered these, melting caramel is a breeze.  No more painstaking task of unwrapping each caramel . . . and they melt so  quickly.   I found them at Target after an extensive search of the markets in Southern California.

You probably have all the ingredients in your pantry and can try this tonight.

  • 1 package of caramel bits
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 3/4 cup butter – melted
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar – packed
  • 1  cup flour
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 6-8 ounces semisweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Prepare a 8″ square pan by placing non-stick foil in it with the sides overlapping about three inches.  This will ease the removal after baking.

Combine caramels and cream in a small saucepan over low heat. Stir until completely smooth; set aside.

In a separate bowl, combine melted butter, brown sugar, flour, oats, and baking soda.  Pat half of the oatmeal mixture into the bottom of an 8×8″ pan.

Bake for 10 minutes.

Remove pan from oven and sprinkle chocolate chips over crust.

 Pour caramel mixture over chocolate chips.

Crumble remaining oatmeal mixture over caramel. Return to oven and bake an additional 15-20 minutes, until the edges are lightly browned.

Remove from oven and cool completely before cutting.

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